In a bid to identify how governments can be supported to ensure more sustainable services, the World Bank’s Water Global Practice, which made rural water supply services a key challenge area, commissioned Aguaconsult to conduct a 16-country study, with the objective of developing and applying a simple framework to assess the sustainability of rural water supply.
This learning note provides an overview of the capacity development project, its key achievements, and lessons learned to date and it also captures and presents specific and targeted recommendations.
In late 2016 Aguaconsult was commissioned to lead an organizational assessment of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) in Ghana together with legal and technical experts and working closely with Agency staff and other stakeholders, including the newly reformed Ministry for Sanitation and Water and the regulatory commission
The World Bank contracted Aguaconsult, together with IRC of the Netherlands, to research existing frameworks and metrics used to assess rural water service delivery. Forty indicator sets were analysed and on the basis of this set of empirical evidence, the team developed a set of standard global indicators to measure different characteristics of rural water services.
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